Revolutionising all-electric trucks with the debut of DAF’s next generation XB series

  • DAF unveils its game-changing next-gen XB all-electric trucks, from 7.5 to 19 tonnes. 
  • The XB series is set to include highly efficient zero-emission battery electric vehicles that prioritise eco-consciousness without compromising efficiency. 
  • These trucks set a new standard for sustainable city distribution, combining award-winning features such as safety, comfort, and efficiency.

DAF introduces its latest lineup of XB Electric models, showcasing advancements in sustainable transportation

DAF Trucks is introducing the New Generation DAF XB trucks, setting a new standard in city distribution vehicles within the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. This innovative series, featuring an XFC construction truck, seamlessly integrates environmental consciousness with unparalleled efficiency, safety, and comfort. Expanding upon DAF’s acclaimed product range, the XB all-electric trucks will be available in 12, 16, and 19-tonne variants. They will exemplify the pinnacle of highly efficient zero-emission battery electric vehicles. The models are tailored to empower transport companies on their path to zero-emission road transport.

DAF XB all-electric trucks series
DAF XB Electric 

DAF is the pioneering European truck manufacturer to introduce a comprehensive lineup of battery electric trucks to the market.

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The compact 12-tonne XB Electric model is for zero-emission city distribution. It features a single entry step and offers versatile wheelbase options, starting from 4.2 meters. For applications demanding higher payloads, the XB Electric is also available in 16 and 19-tonne configurations.

The cutting-edge e-motor in the new DAF XB Electric provides a nominal power of 120 or 190 kW, depending on specifications, and a nominal torque of 950 and 1,850 Nm (with peak values of 2,600 and 3,500 Nm). The lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) high energy density battery packs are free of cobalt and magnesium. They boast capacities ranging from 141 to 282 kWh. That enables impressive ranges of up to 350 kilometers of ultra-quiet and zero-emission driving.

Renaud Dehillotte, Managing Director of DAF Trucks France, said: 

“France is the second largest truck market in Europe, on which DAF is performing strongly thanks to the multiple award winning New Generation XD, XF, XG and XG+ truck series and our industry leading services. And now, with the world premiere of the New Generation DAF XB series, at Solutrans we add a new chapter to our success story. In 2022, DAF realized a record heavy duty market share of 15.4% in France and together with our professional dealer network, we are fully committed to further expanding our strong market position in France in the years to come, both in the tractor and the vocational segment.”

DAF XB all-electric trucks series

DAF XD Electric: Setting the standard for zero-emission distribution excellence

The XD Electric stands as the premier choice for regional and national zero-emission distribution. It will serve diverse applications such as supermarket supply and waste collection. Propelled by the robust and efficient PACCAR EX-D1 or PACCAR EX-D2 permanent magnet e-motor it features power outputs spanning from 170 kW/230 hp to 350 kW/480 hp. A comprehensive selection of battery packs, ranging from 2 to 5 strings, ensures zero-emission ranges exceeding 500 kilometers. Leveraging intelligent vehicle and charging management, the XD Electric achieves an impressive daily mileage of up to 1,000 kilometers.

DAF XFC: Engineered for rigorous operating conditions

DAF’s XFC, engineered for vocational and construction applications, stands ready for the most challenging tasks. Available with single or double drive options, the XFC is purposefully designed to excel in demanding conditions. Equipped with either a 10.8-litre PACCAR MX-11 engine or a 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13 engine, this robust truck ensures high payloads without compromising its low kerb weight.

Versatility is a hallmark of the XFC. This model features a substantial approach angle, ample ground clearance, and a distinctive exterior design highlighted by a robust bumper, grille, and a steel radiator protection plate. Available in 4×2, 6×4, and 8×4 axle configurations, the DAF XFC provides a reliable and adaptable solution for various vocational and construction needs.

DAF XB all-electric trucks series

The flagship: DAF XG+

The DAF XG+ takes the lead in the New Generation DAF trucks series, symbolizing the next era in long-distance transportation. It embraces the latest European Masses & Dimensions regulations. The model features an aerodynamic design for optimal fuel efficiency and a practical low window belt line for an excellent direct view. With a focus on driver comfort, the XG+ offers a generous 12.5 m3 of interior space, setting a new benchmark in the industry.

DAF XB all-electric trucks series

DAF offers an extensive array of services, including PACCAR Financial services and personalized DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance contracts. In assisting customers through the transition to zero-emission road transport, DAF provides a diverse range of charging solutions. This encompasses expert advice on route planning and charging logistics. These offerings come with dedicated training programs for drivers to maximize the efficiency of their vehicles. As all-electric trucks grow in popularity, it’s safe to say we”ll be seeing’ll see the XB series worldwide soon enough.

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